Texas A&M University-Commerce has launched several initiatives in South Korea in order to further globalize the campus. At Konkuk University (student population of 28,000) in Seoul, the university has created a special program whereby 150 Korean students will participate in an English Language Institute to enhance their language skills and concurrently enroll in freshmen courses that parallel what is offered at A&M-Commerce. All courses are taught in English by Korean professors, and Texas A&M University-Commerce will provide the last three years of course work on campus starting in January 2012.
In NamSeoul University (student population of 11,000) in Cheonan, South Korea the campus is in the process of creating dual-degree programs in six academic areas. Students will take courses the first two years in South Korea and then the last two years at A&M-Commerce. At the end of their academic journey, students will receive a degree from both universities having satisfied the academic requirements of both schools.
The third Korean initiative is a student exchange agreement between A&M-Commerce and Handong Global University (student population of 9,000) in Pohang. Each year students from A&M-Commerce will attend classes for a semester in South Korea, and students from Handong will attend classes at A&M-Commerce.
Each of these initiatives are part of the university’s strategic plan to diversify and globalize our campus.